The Future Memory Collection Stories invites young Greenlandic people living in Denmark or Greenland to collaboratively explore and experiment with perceptions of history, memory, contemporary culture and future imaginations. The project playfully explores one leading question: What do you want to be remembered by?
Participants are asked to think about key artifacts from their everyday life that they believe are worth preserving for future generations. This website functions as the digital archive and virtual exhibition space of the contributed objects and their stories and makes the collection available to a broader public.
The Future Memory Collection Stories-imik suliaqartut kalaallit inuusuttut Danmarkimi aammalu Kalaallit Nunaanni najugaqartut suleqatiginissaannut qaaqquvaat. Tassami oqaluttuarisaanermi, eqqaamasaqarnermi, nalitsinni piorsarsimassusermik aammalu siunissaq pillugu takorluukkanik ilisimasanillu misileraanissanik suliaqarusukkatta. Qiimasumik ammasumillu apeqqut pingaarneq misissoqqissaarneqartoq tassaavoq: Qanoq eqqaamaneqarusuppit?
Peqataasut qinnuigineqassapput atortut ulluinnarni atortorisartakkatik suut pingaarutillit siunissamilu inunnit atortorineqartuartussatut piukkussatik eqqarsaatigeqqullugit. Una nittartagaq digitalimik allagaasivittut aammalu qarasaasiakkut atortunik aalajangersimasunik saqqummersitsivittut atorpoq aammalu kikkunnit tamanit iserfigineqarsinnaalluni.
This website is currently under construction and you might encounter content and project descriptions that have become outdated. Future Memory Stories, initially developed under the name The Future Memory Collection, is part of my (Anne Chahine‘s) PhD […]
I have a tattoo on my back that I would like to use as a representation for this project. It’s a Greenlandic figure of a woman. I got it when I moved to Aarhus in 2012, and […]
I wrote this book together with my father – Hendrik Mørch. The title, Kinaassuseq, means identity and is inspired by one of the poems my father wrote. He had already written these poems, 20 years ago. Back then, they […]
I am from Narsaq, in the south of Greenland. When I think back to my childhood, the colonial structure was right inside my home. We weren’t allowed to speak Greenlandic around my father and when we ate […]
I found it such a strange idea to provide a physical thing that says something about how I want to be remembered. What I keep coming back to is a concept instead of a physical object. What […]
I decided to bring a notebook, a pen, post-its and a highlighter because they all represent one thing for me: EDUCATION. For me, it’s important to get an education, to gain knowledge and fight for a better […]
I wanted to choose something alive at this exact moment. When a flower dies, it becomes part of the earth and can arise again. In 50 years, all the many fashionable, short-lived things that we surround ourselves […]
I want to be remembered as that person who took action: that person who voiced her opinion and took action. Right now, I’m doing everything I can to overcome my performance anxiety. Because if you want to […]
The camera on the left is an analogue camera that I borrowed from a friend. When it comes to the historical development of photography and moving pictures, this camera represents a point of departure. The one on […]
Being creative in various ways is a hobby of mine, and it keeps me calm and relaxed. In Greenland, women are known for being creative with their hands, such as the sewing of skin and beads. I […]
When I was thinking about what to bring, these two things came up immediately. The object on the left is a necklace and it represents an Inuk (singular of Inuit). My grandparents are sheep farmers and they […]
This book is a story about Greenlandic mythological creatures. My best friend Maria is the main author of this book, and I, along with my partner Robin and our friend Qivioq, worked as a research group on […]
The future should know that I am not good with flowers. I am horrible at it. My fellow students and I bought this flower together for our shared office space. Currently, it is standing on my desk […]
This is a Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera with a 27mm pancake lens, and to the left you can see a 30-year-old 100mm Nikon lens. The camera has a retro-style housing but is actually a highly advanced mirrorless camera. […]
I got this guitar plectrum at the Atlantic Music Store here in Nuuk. Music is very important to me, and I think the plectrum is a good representation of that part of my life. My father has […]
This bracelet was given to me when I was visiting Szeged, Hungary. Szeged is the home of my favourite men’s handball club, and you can see their logo on the bracelet. I was visiting the city for […]
This is a picture that I made myself when I was in art school. It is a Cyanotype which refers to the process of making these kinds of pictures. It is a bit like developing film, and […]
This necklace represents an Inuit woman and is made of Caribou antlers. I had seen my mom wear one of these and when she realized how much I admired it, she went out and bought one for […]